: a crystalline weakly acidic cyclic compound C6H4(CO)2NH made usually by action of ammonia on phthalic anhydride and used chiefly in the synthesis of amines and amino acids, anthranilic acid, and formerly of indigo

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International Scientific Vocabulary phthal- + imide

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“Phthalimide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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